Sunderland's community hub - a space for sports, education, events and much more -  for all ages and abilities!

Facilities for All

We're the first community hub of our kind in the UK, providing opportunities for all ages and abilities. From children to young people; or those living on their own or families, we're here for everyone.

Prime Location

Overlooking the River Wear on the outskirts of Sunderland you can’t miss the Beacon of Light on Stadium Park.

Great Transport Links

Sunderland is serviced by the Tyne and Wear Metro railway system, connecting the city to Newcastle International Airport. So whether you’re travelling by car, bus or rail and Metro it's really easy to get here!

Our Mission

We are a community hub like no other. A space for sport, events, education and wellbeing which is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds.

Our aim is to create better opportunities and support the community to live better and healthier lives.

And the best bit? All proceeds from the Beacon of Light are donated back to the Sunderland AFC's official charity, Foundation of Light, to support communities across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham be the best they can be.

Take a Look Around

Explore the Beacon using our interactive photo map. Immerse yourself in each area and click the links to find out more.

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am - 10pm
Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
Thursday: 9am - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm